Preakness 2017 odds: Predictions for win, place, show, trifecta and superfecta

The Preakness Stakes is a different animal than the Kentucky Derby since it has only 10 horses instead of 20.

Only three of the last 16 Preakness winners paid more than $8.80 to win. So you need a comprehensive strategy that includes exotic bets like the trifecta and superfecta if you want to hit it big. 

Here's a refresher on those bet types from horse racing guru Jody Demling:

Trifecta: Pick the first-, second- and third-place finishers in the correct order. This paid over $8,000 in the Derby.

Superfecta: Pick the first-, second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the correct order. This paid over $75,000 in the Derby!

You can also "box" those picks with a trifecta box or superfecta box, which is what Demling will be doing. He's a name to trust when it comes to horse racing since he picked Always Dreaming to win the Derby when that horse was 6/1 and not the co-favorite. Plus, he's now nailed nine straight Oaks-Derby doubles. 

Oh yeah, and he's picked eight of the last 12 Preakness winners.

While Demling has no quibbles with the favorite status of Always Dreaming (4/5) and Classic Empire (3/1), he plans to hold tickets with Cloud Computing (12/1) and two other long-shots that could actually win the race.

Demling has specific recommendations for win, place, show, trifecta and superfecta so you can cover all your bases. And he's sharing them over at SportsLine.

So which horses do you take? And in what combinations? Visit SportsLine to get Demling's picks to win, place and show as well as his favorite long-shot, trifecta and superfecta bets.

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